Monday, April 1, 2013

Texas Bluebonnet Cookies

The Texas Bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis), our state flower, is now in bloom, warming the hearts of all passersby on roadsides. I wanted to make a bluebonnet cookie, and found a print from 1919, which I thought perfect.

At first, I tried a simple purple border with a #14 star tip. It wasn't quite right.

I then tried a beige border (#14 star)—it was maybe too plain; though, had I been giving them as a present to a botanist, they might have been perfect.

Next, I tried white (#14 star), but they looked somehow too bridal.

Together on a plate, they did look quite nice, though, and I gave a set to my friend Amber, whose favorite flower is the Bluebonnet. But I still wanted to try one more border:

I mixed a lighter purple with a darker purple in streaks inside a piping bag with a #14 star tip, and got a two-tone purple border. I piped it in a left diagonal streak/right diagonal streak pattern, and ended up with what I think looks like a bluebonnet border. These I sent to my aunt, who loved them!

I used a 1.25"x3.25" rectangle cookie cutter, which I had custom-made; it is now available from the etsy seller PlasticsinPrint, here. I had long wanted a cookie cutter this size and will be using it again soon.

The wafer papers are available at my shop.


  • Karen Fitchett says:
    April 1, 2017 at 3:14 PM

    Would you by any chance be willing to make these for sale? I need about 12 for a special event in July and would love to buy yours.

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